Compiled by Sara E. Lewis
From an index to the Virginia Gazette, produced in 1950 by Lester J. Cappon and Stella F. Duff of the Institute of Early American History and Culture (Omohundro Institute) with additional Gloucester (including Kingston Parish) material not captured by the indexers. Annual lists of world events put local listings in context. Please review primary source material before citing.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

May 20, 1737 - Tomkies, English, Thompson, Handcock, Lambert, Tillidge, Prothers, Seabrook

We hear from Gloucester, That Mr. Charles Tomkies, Practitioner of Physick and Surgery, died on Sunday was Se’nnight, at his House in that County. He had been many Years a Justice of the Peace, was a skillful Man in his Profession, just and honest in his Principles, and was very well belov’d by his Neighbours, and Acquaintance, by whom his Death is much lamented.


A List of Ships and Vessels enter’d and clear’d in York River, between the 29th of April, and 17th of May.

April 30. Sloop Swansey, John English, Master, from New-England, with 70 Barrels of Flower, 6 Tierces and 75 Barrels of Bread, and 8 Pipes of Madeira Wine.
May 2. Schooner Lark, of Virginia, John Thompson, Master, from Jamaica, with 31 Casks of Molasses, 6 Puncheons of Rum, 3 Baggs of Cocoa, and 200 l. in Cash.
May 12. Sloop Molly, of Virginia, Simon Handcock, Master, from Barbadoes, with 32 Hogsheads, 64 Tierces, and 70 Barrels of Rum, 61 Barrels of Sugar, and 1 Bag of Ginger.
May 16. Snow Williamsburg, Jonathan Lambert, Master, from Bristol, with sundry European Goods.

May 3. Snow John and Mary, of Virginia, Richard Tillidge, Master, for Bristol, with 222 Hogsheads of Tobacco, 2000 Pipe, Hogshead, and Barrel Staves, and 11 Deer Skins.
May 4. Snow Anne, of Bristol, Philip Prothers, Master, for Bristol, with 213 Hogsheads of Tobacco, 31 Tons of Iron, 875 Pipe and 2990 Hogshead Staves, a Cask of Munilloes, 1 Cask of Snake Root, 15 Beaver Skins, 4 Otter Skins, and 3 Muskrat Skins.
May 5. Sloop Swansey, John English, Master, for Philadelphia, with only Ballast.
May 17. Ship John, Charles Seabrook, for London, with 561 Hogshead of Tobacco, 5120 Staves, and 150 Skins.